lum resources are just a handful of
this year’s scribblings. Our focus on
assessment, combined with our staff’s
embrace of coaching, has helped establish a system of transparency and
accountability for both teachers and
students, and perhaps more important, it exists as an embedded system
of professional development and real-time instructional support. This focus
has also nurtured a progressive culture
of best practice, creativity, and flexibility that still maintains a common
ground and a fluid curriculum. As we
look toward the future, we hope to
continually strive for instruction and
assessment that demand inquiry, integrate technology, and, most important, infuse rigorous digital age skills.
Annenberg Foundation: www.annenberg
Classrooms for the Future (CFF): http://
Modern Materials Wiki Project: http://
Pennsylvania Institue for Instructional Coach-
Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional
Rigor/Relevance Framework: www.leadered.
The Digital Shift: www.thedigitalshift.
Tools for Students wiki: www.tools4students.
Discover a network of colleagues, and download
free online resources, including reproducibles,
study guides, and helpful web links.
Andrew Halter has been an instructional coach at Hampton Township School District in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, USA, for 16 years. He has also taught secondary English and TV production and delivers
technology-related professional development to
districts across western Pennsylvania.
Jeff Finch has been principal of
Hampton High School for nine
years, and previously was an
assistant principal for three.
Prior to moving into adminis-
tration, he was a technology
education teacher. He gradu-
ated from California University of Pennsylvania.
Tap into valuable, on-demand professional development
with ISTE Webinars. Visit iste.org/webinars for the current
schedule of online offerings and the archives.
Together we can transform education
to ensure learning for all.
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